'For the First Time, Being Russian Has Become a Liability'

Exiled scholar Gasan Gusejnov, who’s half-Jewish and half-Azeri, has sparked no little controversy during the Putin era. ‘Russia's invasion of Ukraine is based on a false premise,' he says

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Liza Rozovsky
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“For the first 37 years of my life, until 1990, I was a homo sovieticus,” says Gasan Gusejnov, a scholar of Russian philology and culture. At the start of his career he focused mainly on the study of ancient Greek literature and culture, but in the past few decades has focused on criticism of contemporary Russian and the language of politics in Russia.

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